Connecting to Isilon

Overview

Isilon is the name of Emerson's sever. Isilon gives users the ability to move media around the labs without using a physical hard drive. Students, faculty and certain departments are allotted a “slice” or section on Isilon. Students have 120 GB of space while faculty and staff members have 500 GB. Additionally, certain classes like VM120 and Motion Graphics have class folders on Isilon, and your professors may request that you submit work via those folders.

Isilon can be accessed from anywhere on campus, even from your own computer.

Connecting from a Mac

 

  • After logging in to the computer, hit CMD + K to bring up the server connection window.
  • Depending on where you are on campus, there may be a list of Favorite Servers already available to you. If not, you can use one of these addresses to access the portion of Isilon you're looking for.
    • Students (your personal space): smb://bin.emerson.edu/students
    • Faculty/Staff (your personal space): smb://bin.emerson.edu/faculty and staff
    • VM120: smb://bin.emerson.edu/courses/vm120 courses
    • Motion Graphics: smb://bin.emerson.edu/courses/motion graphics courses
    • Sourcebook: smb://bin.emerson.edu/courses/editing courses/sourcebook
  • If you are looking for something else on Isilon, simply enter smb://bin.emerson.edu. This will bring up an interface that lets you look through the entirety of Isilon like you would a hard drive. Some of Isilon will be unavailable to you. If you believe that you should have access to something that you cannot open, contact IT.
  • Once you select "Connect", you may be prompted to enter your emerson username (firstname_lastname) and password.

Connecting from a PC

  •  Search for "Run" under programs.
  • In the Run window, enter \\bin.emerson.edu and select "OK". You may be prompted to enter your emerson username (firstname_lastname) and password.
  • Authenticate, and if the option is available, designate the domain as EMERSON.
  • You should see an interface that lets you look through the entirety of Isilon like you would a hard drive. Some of Isilon will be unavailable to you. If you believe that you should have access to something that you cannot open, contact IT.